Venetians found a glimpse into the extravagant history of the floating city. It was with a decadent street party on the streets and the waterways. Masses gathered to celebrate the Venice Carnival. Crowds that hat dressed revellers donning the kinds of masks reminiscent of the balls attended by the city’s legendary lothario Casanova.
People wore brightly-coloured outfits looked to be fresh from the stage of a Shakespeare play. They set in the hedonistic houses of Italy’s prosperous Renaissance period.